The British Home Office has confirmed that Sir Mo Farah will face no action after revealing he was illegally trafficked into the United Kingdom.
Farah, widely regarded as one of Britain’s greatest ever Olympians, recently revealed a ‘secret’ that he’d been keeping since he was a child.
The 39-year-old bravely told the world that his real name wasn’t actually Mo Farah, but it was actually Hussein Abdi Kahin and that he’d be trafficked out of war-torn Somalia as a kid.
Upon hearing the news, fellow sports stars and fans alike were quick to throw their support behind the legendary athlete.
But in the back of some people’s minds, they wondered whether criminal charges could be laid upon him further down the line.
Thankfully, those concerns have now been put to bed by the Home Office.
A spokesperson said: “No action whatsoever will be taken against Sir Mo and to suggest otherwise is wrong.”
Overall, his emotional tell-all reveal was incredibly powerful and moving to watch – but also terribly sad at the same time.
“There’s something about me you don’t know. It’s a secret that I’ve been hiding since I was a child,” Farah says in an upcoming documentary for the BBC.
“I’ve been keeping it for so long, it’s been difficult because you don’t want to face it. Often my kids ask questions — ‘Dad, how come this?’ And you’ve always got an answer for everything, but you haven’t got an answer for that.
“That’s the main reason in telling my story because I want to feel normal and not feel like you’re holding on to something.
“To be able to face it and talk about the facts, how it happened, why it happened, it’s tough. The truth is I’m not who you think I am. And now whatever the cost, I need to tell my real story.”
Farah also went into detail about how he came to arrive in the UK, touching on his father who was tragically shot dead during the civil war.
“Most people know me as Mo Farah, but it’s not my name or it’s not the reality,” Farah added.
“The real story is I was born in Somaliland, north of Somalia, as Hussein Abdi Kahin. Despite what I’ve said in the past, my parents never lived in the UK.
“When I was four my dad was killed in the civil war, you know as a family we were torn apart.
“I was separated from my mother, and I was brought into the UK illegally under the name of another child called Mohamed Farah.”